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A+ Mock Exam. A question regarding the PCI architecture and printer type....

Hello All,

I got my mock A+ exam back, and was one mark away from the ludicrous 90% pass mark. I am pretty anxious to get it back in the post, so I can sit the real thing! Trawling through the answers I have flagged these up as a possible incorrect answers. I know you can't give direct answers, but I am sure you can confirm or deny if I have got it right in the first place. It would be an excellent help!

Which of the following is an accurate characterization of the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) architecture?

A:- The PCI bus is for 80386 and 80486 computers only.
B:- The PCI slots support bus mastering
C:- The PCI architecture supports 32 and 64 bit data transfers
D:- The PCI architecture is for Intel-compatible computers only

I have the answer as B

Another fairly confusing one:-

You are providing consulting services for a client who plans to purchase a large number of printers that can print multi-part forms? Which of the following printer types should you recommend?

A:- Inkjet
B:- Thermal
C:- Dot-matrix
D:- Laser

I have put D laser, for obvious reasons. I have a feeling the answer maybe Dot Matrix, but it has been a while since I have seen a Dot Matrix printer in an office. Could someone shed any light.

Many Many Thanks,

1 Solution
Hi Pete
I agree with both of your answers


Question 1
You have probably seen PCI slots in new machines, so eliminate A.
How many bits is a PCI slot?  It should be easy to look up.  PCI-e and PCI-X is different.
If one of the choices is a true statement, then all the others must be false.  Do you think B is true?

Question 2
What is a multi-part form?  I think it is one that can be separated into copies, and there is usually something that gives the instruction "Press HARD, you are making multiple copies".  Which of the technologies can "press hard"?
See http://www.printpro.ca/faq.html
Looked at the link

and the correct answer for Q2 is :


And here is the resone:

"Multi-part forms are more secure:
*A carbonless copy is always a true copy of the original.
*Alterations to carbonless copies are easily detected.
*There is less opportunity for mischief with a carbonless copy of the original.
*Example: With laser printers, dishonest employess can create fraudulent file "copies" of invoices or purchase  orders and then keep overpayments or over-quantities of received goods.

Multi-part forms cost less to use:

*Continual use and overuse of laser printers leads to excess toner and repair expenses.
*Running multi-part continuous forms through an impact printer is faster and more economical.
*Overuse of photocopiers to make copies of laser printer forms originals is also expensive in terms of labor, toner and repair expenses."
Question 1.

I agree with your answer.

Question 2.
Multi-part, this means it uses the long sheets that may not fit through a laser.  

For instance, go down to your local Jiffy Lube and notice they use really long sheets of paper in a dot-matrix to print off State inspections for your car.  (had mine done last week.)
I agree with neoponder for the Question 2.

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